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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
for joining us on a thursday morning. i am alison starling. >> good morning. iambs and a simpson. traffic and weather every ten minutes first. first, meteorologist steve rudin. >> good morning. rumbles of thunder during the early morning. just a few lingering showers for the rush hour as well as patchy fog. the 43 degrees at dulles, 44 at winchester 43 in cumberland, 54 in petersburg. temperatures will remain below average the next several days. the moisture is moving off the coast. there's one more batch of rain to the west of us and it could send all little sleet to the north of us. a few more rainshowers to go just enough to keep the pavement wet. highs today in the mid to upper 40's. sunshine this afternoon. >>>. accident >. -- accident in maryland. it is the ramp from the inner for overnight employees to be allowed to take scheduled m -- scheduled naps. >>> this morning in the bill workers were hurt after they were exposed to a dangerously high levels of radiation in japan and were sent to the hospital for treatment. parents in tokyo stocking up on bottled water. tap water is contami
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of the american f-15 that crash landed. the two-man crew ejected. u.s. officials say they are fine. >> one crew member was recovered by coalition forces and the other crew member was recovered by the people of libya. >> the landed in eastern libya an area in control of rebel forces. the plane went down because of mechanical problems, it was not shot down. even though coalition forces have all but destroyed libyan [unintelligible] >> democracy can be imposed from the outside. it must -- cannot be imposed from the outside. it must spring from within. >> the libyan government claims forces are doing more harm to the libyan people than good. >> many civilians were killed last night so what is happening is the british government is killing more civilians to protect civilians. >> how does robert gates feel about that? >> it is almost as though some people here are taking at face the liu gaddafi's claims which are outright lies. >> a short time ago gaddafi told a crowd of reporters his resilience and not afraid of the coalition bombs. >> a former lulu lemon employee is talking to us about the bethes
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
planes tried to land at reagan national airport. a passenger on board one of the flights spoke with us only. pamela brown joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. you can imagine how it would appeal to be a passenger on a flight over the potomac just minutes away from landing when the pilot goes over the loudspeaker and says there's no help from a background -- from the ground. revelations that lone air traffic controller was asleep on the ground has raised bigger questions about staffing at airports across the country. >> i blame whoever put one person in the tower control at 12:00 midnight. >> he was coming from a flightmiami. >> the captain came over the speaker and said you won't believe this but we cannot get in contact with tower control we don't have clearance. >> radio transmission between an american airlines pilot and a regional air controller 40 miles away reveals the pilots was met with radio silence from reagan national after already circling around the airport once. >> nobody is answering. so you can expect to go in as an on-controlled airport. >> moments lat
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Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
. richard reeve joins us live from mount vernon. >> it was in these woods back in january of 2000 that a young woman was raped, an 18 year-old woman forced against her will at knifepoint. in alexandria, relief that the man in this sketch known as the east coast. this is now under arrest. >> we are happy because they got him. >> they have identified him as aaron thomas. u.s. marshals arrested him at his home friday afternoon. >> i did not know what was going on. >> the neighbors were shocked to learn that he faced sex assault, burglary, and weapons charges in connection with 17 attacks, including 12 rapes in virginia, maryland, connecticut, and rhode island. investigators say dna evidence was crucial in solving these cases. about 12 cases have been linked by dna to the same offender. >> acting on a tip, the fbi put him under surveillance a couple days ago. >> we confirmed that thomas was the east coast. this. and among the 12 cases, an 18- year-old woman raped in these woods. residents who live across the street are grateful. >> that is wonderful that our technology can do this. it
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
has been given for secret operations on the ground. >> it appears at least publicly that the u.s. is stepping back a bit in its role regarding libya because nato forces officially took over today. but behind the scenes, the u.s. may be digging in even deeper. another day of difficult battles in libya meant challenging ones here in washington as well. top military officials were grilled by lawmakers, mad they were not asked to sign off on a libyan plan and worried about an escalation. >> there will be no good some ground. >> but they would not deny reports the cia has people there now and could not say if the u.s. plans to provide the rebels with weapons and training. >> discuss our plans if any regarding harming the rebels. they seem to be getting their butts whipped. >> we are looking at options from not doing it to doing it. >> the white house was also vague on the mission that has cost u.s. taxpayers more than half a billion dollars. >> we do not have a crystal balls and cannot predict when it will end. >> as for the prospects of ousting muammar gaddafi there are si
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
heightens the defiant mood of loyalists. >> as the u.s. strains under a third military operation in the islamic world, nato is preparing to take over command from the no-fly zone. this comes hours after a french flame -- a french plane hit an airplane in the no-fly zone. a day earlier a f-15 crew was down by mechanical failure in eastern libya. >> we saw his flair on the ground. we got eyes on his position. >> but the rescue crew says recovery was a moment of triumph and disaster averted. >> we had him in sight and said we're going to go in. >> while the libyan government says they are complying, the un security council says libya is in violation. >> they have claimed they have instituted a cease-fire. we see no evidence that is the case. >> the u.s. general who has been overseeing the effort sabre -- said he would have liked to have had more time to prepare. >> he was slaughtering his own people and you can't stand by. by that time, it may have become a moot point. >> a wave of democratic revolution is still sweeping the region. in yemen the nation's top general st
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
address. rebecca cooper joins us now on what the president hopes to accomplish. >>> the president hopes to explain to his supporters and critics by libya is important to u.s. national security. the president was that a multicultural school in the northwest today when riot that he was asked why he was spending money in libya when the school spending is lagging. libya was not what he wanted to focus on today. >> i will be addressing this issue tonight and i have already addressed that on several occasions including on your program. our involvement is going to be limited, both in time and scope. >> voters say they need a president to better explain the u.s. involvement. >> i want to hear from him why he feels is necessary to send troops over there. >> we are still boosting military spending but cutting all of these important programs, so i feel it is a problem. >> as the fights ray john, there are complaints from republicans and some democrats -- as the fighting rages on, there are complaints. on the ground, rebels are cheering. gaining strength that thanks to the air strikes by coalition
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. is transferring command of the operation against moammar gadhafi's force in libya, just as the mission gains more arab support. >>> safety concerns about the nation's air traffic control system after one controller missed sleeping on the job. >>> and the champion dethroned. duke is dominated by arizona, as the march madness sweet 16 gets into high gear. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. there is a major change in command in enforcing that no-fly zone over libya. libya -- nato has agreed to take charge of those operations. >> and the changeover from u.s. hands could take place as early as tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us now from washington with the latest details. >> reporter: the u.s. has been cutting back on its role in this no-fly zone enforcement. in fact, just yesterday, the pentagon said 75% of the combat missions are now flown by the coalition partners. soon, this transition is going to be official. the no-fly zone over libya that has international support is now getting internationa
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
reached out to several local doctors near the top of this list and none of them would talk with us on camera. if you would like to see if your doctor is on this list go to tbd.com. >>> now to the latest in a crisis in libya. the senate approved a resolution calling for the resignation of muammar gaddafi. senators unanimously passed the measure that also called on the un security council to impose a no-fly zone over libya. robert gates says any military action in libya could affect the war in afghanistan. military leaders say this is a complex task that would require eliminating that country's air defense. >>> marion barry has been in hot water again. this time a series of an unpaid parking tickets led to the booting of his jaguar. court records show he had nine unpaid tickets totaling $700. at first he was tight-lipped about the issue but later he said he was working to resolve the issue. >> [unintelligible] i said i am not going to spend three seconds on that subject. >> the boot was removed after he paid off six of the tickets. >>> a desperate search is on for a missing pregnant
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> two families were left without their sons. the u.s. is still investigating. >> we're looking into his relationship with others. >> he is held on two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. his father said, "americans are our friends and they have helped us. i can never agree with what has happened." >> we now turn to the latest in a crisis in libya. president obama has authorized military planes to fly toward the african country. evacuation planes could leave as early as friday from the u.s. military air base in germany. many people have fled libya and are stranded in tunisia. >>> late today, and then may be revealed the results of a tense and a good -- a tense investigation into risque videos aboard a navy ship. >> the investigation singles out those up the top, the men responsible for maintaining order on board. officials say they were the source of the problem. one captain has already been relieved of his command. another 32 on board, including officers, will receive less punitive disciplinary letters of caution in their permanent files. >> it was on board the uss en
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
management is not commenting. police say she used a hammer to kill her co-worker jayna murray, and had no accomplice. investigators are looking through surveillance video and telephone records. >>> the indicted states and its allies are patrolling a no-fly zone in libya after announcing a no-fly zone. muammar gaddafi vows vengeance. the purpose of the mission is not to remove gaddafi but to cripple his troops. >> it is being called a massive and impressive display of firepower, one so forceful that many question whether it can be contained to simply a humanitarian mission. by 3:00 eastern libya announced tripoli was once again under attack. gaddafi tried to strike back, but the anti-aircraft guns are no match for the attack force. this is because of the un resolution to protect lives and not to end the regime. >> we're going to stick to the mandate. >> the joint chiefs chairman appeared on the sunday news shows to say this is strictly a humanitarian mission. he does -- that was emphasized by the u.s. commander in africa. >> our actions are focused on extending the no-fly zon
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of the biggest headlines and the pressure is mounting. u.s. ships and submarines unleashed eight impressive brajah of missiles. amid those renewed efforts to end this conflict quickly. >> what at times looked like a ragtag band of rebels is getting more serious backing. leaders from 40 countries met in london today and many agree it is time to get rid of gaddafi. >> a new beginning is within our grasp and we must help them to seize it. >> while outside demonstrators begged for continued intervention. secretary clinton met twice with a representative. >> we cannot and must not attempt to impose our will on the people of libya. we can and must stand with them as they determine their own destiny. >> more u.s. and nato military action. 22 u.s. missiles launched just today. your home, there were calls for clear-cut goals. not a long term standoff. >> we want him gone. whether it is to live with chavez or hitler and stalin. he should be in a criminal court. >> gadhafi should leave libya. >> what it means for the country is unknown. would democracy take hold? leaders say they do not know enough ab
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Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
university park. hazmat technician says it was an non-toxic dye used in air conditioning units. the leak was tracked to a nearby highrise. fire officials say despite the disturbing the parents it poses no health risk. -- despite the disturbing appearance it poses no health risk. >>> the district wants to cut the number of taxis in half. cynne simpson has more on the plan. >> there are currently about 8000 taxis in the district. under the proposal, there would be about 4000. while there seems to be some consensus that is not enough cabs washingtonians want to seat adjustments in how taxis operate. in the city, where many residents do not have cars, cabs are an essential part of getting around. >> i would never take the matter. the most agree that hailing a cab is not easy, especially late at night. >> you wait and wait and they did not come. >> and in certain parts of town. >> capitol hill, southeast eastern market, it gets harder. >> several council members believe the answer is a medallion system, where cabs would essentially be assigned to different parts of the city. their proposed a
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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
in the grey administration in return for helping the mayor's campaign. richard, tell us about this. >> as you said, just a short time ago the mayor wrapped up a news conference and call these allegations reprehensible and shocking. he said that yes, there had been some missteps, but denied any wrongdoing with his administration. picking up the washington post sunday, readers found themselves confronted by a dramatic headline. >> this is democracy. we don't do that. >> she is talking about this article in which mayor vincent gray starkly denies promising a city job. brown says not so. >> i was promised a job in exchange for continuing to put the heat on. >> brown says he received thousands of dollars to help with his own election and was told he would get the job if gray won the mayor's seat. gray denies the allegations. he says he never authorized cash payments, only that he promised an interview. >> i went on to indicate that should win, there would be different consideration. >> brown was later hard for a $107 job. he says he has text messages to prove that he and gray had a deal. >> if you
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Mar 2, 2011 4:30am EST
suspended libya from its top human rights body and the u.s. has a resolution calling for the u.n. to set up a no-fly zone over libya. >> of the turmoil could make a big impact on oil. >> car buyers disregard toyota's recall morning. linda bell has business news from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. last week toyota recalled more vehicles on top of the millions it recall the last year. that is not hurting sales. the company led sales gains in the u.s. among asian carmakers with a 42% surge in february, the biggest rise in 10 years. we continue watching crude oil prices. trading near $100 a barrel. yesterday the protests in iran did investors and that has boosted oil prices as investors saw that as a safe haven to put their money. stocks are poised for flat open on this wednesday morning. amazon continues against its competitors and is opening an application store for its mobile phone. google's android market users complaining that it's not a user-friendly enough. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 36 degrees outside. >> still ahead, , paying even more at the pum
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Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
home. card was used about noon. she is not here. emily hershenson's home, filled friends and family and apprehensions. while dozens of people join in the mother, her husband clings to hope. >> is a horrific experience to endure this. this is totally uncharacteristic for her. unconceivable the us that herwould not come home to daughter. said his wife got up early monday to head up out to work. he said he talked with her 9:00 a.m. she never arrived. the disappearance of a former is capturingry the internet. while a facebook page rapidly cannes france. bus stops and shiites. been reaching out to of law enforcement. >>, hershenson said his wife experienced any psychological distress. >> having to go to this, i would t wish it on anybody. it is excruciating. >> tonight the police department been this a critical missing person case. meanwhile, her family and friends hope someone sees a is report and can point them in the right direction ed -- in the right direction. >>> witnesses speak out about murders in montgomery county. men were killed within n olney,f each other i last one about 24
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
headquarters. you can see that he is wearing a green in jail jumpsuit. what sources are telling us is that with regard to the suspect there may be some psychiatric issues, mental health issue with the person arrested in these murders. an 81-rolled man was found shot to death in his home on friday. -- an 81-year-old man was found shot to death in his home on friday. on monday a 41-year-old man was shot and killed on a street in downtown as he walked home from his job at a subway restaurant. both complaint week -- completely seemingly innocent. there was tremendous concern and the community about these cases. police did not officially link them but were exploring the possibility of a link between them. and now they're saying the cases are linked and have made an arrest. one person, we saw him. he is a male suspect. as we are telling you now come sources are telling us that there are probably some mental health issues with the suspect. police are going to announce more details coming up but 6:30 and certainly coming up at 11:00 we will have all of the information for you.
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
site. >> it is difficult to know what was dumped there because the army is not telling us. >> but a report says buried underground is a stew of agent orange and radioactive material. denman you are talking about solvents in the ground water, burning pits releasing particles into the air, talking about separating in the particular form that is inhaled. >> as recently as 2006, this security contractor reported toot a building plastered with contamination stickers. >> i was very concerned. i saw barrels and sinks that were torn off the wall, from where they had gotten rid of stuff. >> all of these years later, he wonders why nobody warned his family. >> my concern was there was no regard for safety at the time. our family has suffered so greatly. >> now for the rest of the store. james has had tumors and growths from his neck. johnny, no longer at fort detrick, is recovering from a rare, often deadly side as cancer that he believes was caused by airborne contamination. officials say they have no evidence of aerial spraying of agent orange. richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> a post
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Mar 3, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >> americans are our friends and have helped us. i can never agree with what has happened. >> he is accused of firing nine rounds, leaving two dead and two wounded. he is being held on two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder. >>> controversy on capitol hill over a ceremony honoring the last world war world and one veteran. frank buckles died sunday at age 110. despite a resolution to allow him to lie in the capitol rotunda, house speaker john boehner is against the idea. he was to hold the ceremony at arlington national secretary. they say area may not be able to handle the volume of mourners expected. >>> a new national survey finds new -- finds teenagers are not having sex. it is an increase of about 6%. it is double for high school students. the study says emphasis played a significant role in abstinence. >>> more reason to get a good night's sleep. a third of americans sleep less than seven hours a night. that is linked to poor concentration and memory lapses. americans have trouble concentrating and 18% have trouble remembering things. >>> students at george washington
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Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
erratic off-screen behavior, his partying and admitted drug use. >> i was banging seven-gram rockings and finishing them because that's how i roll. >> on cnn he said he felt betrayed against his bosses on cbs and plans on taking legal action against them. it was hard to find someone on the d.c. area streets who had not heard of charlie sheen and his troubles and his recent unedited rants. >> as long as he didn't insult anyone, hurt anyone, do anything wrong to anyone else,s had a every right to be a party animal. >> i think it's a rap for him. i don't -- no, i don't think he's worth it. >> i wish people would shift that focus on to themselves and their own family and own friends and just maybe spend a little more time on their home front and not some distant planet that is me. >> and today sheen's long-time champion and publicist quit, saying he could no longer effectively defend him. leon? >> thanks, horace. folks, you can watch charlie sheen's entire view view -- interview in a "20/20" special airing at 10:00, followed within abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> for us here we remain on storm w
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Mar 5, 2011 11:00pm EST
to undermine the cuban government. prosecutors say he faces 20 years in prison. the u.s. government is demanding his immediate release. >>> the nation is on storm watch, severe weather slamming much of the country. at one point tonight, there were flood watches and warnings in 20 states. in the louisiana, a tornado tore through. the twisters and downed power lines and destroyed dozens of homes. natural gas leaks forced more than 1000 to evacuate. tonight, the police are going door to door. >>> flooding created major traffic problems. drivers in indianapolis, heavy rain leaving 2 feet of standing water, turning roadways into reverse. some made it, others were stranded. >>> the battle for control rages in libya. rebel fighters are clashing in the streets with forces from the government credit for the civilians trying to escape, it is dangerous. the tug of war continues. forces loyal to gaddafi tried but failed to take over ricky oil town. rebels hoisted the flag symbolic of their movement. just outside of tripoli, there are reports of increased violence from government forces as they
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> mission launching ships are available should the president use them to attack military aircraft, bases, anti-aircraft. >> this cabdriver is watching gas prices and wants help. >> profit is being taken away with us with -- from us with this. >> this is a total overreaction of. >> one is a deal by rebels giving gaddafi immunity. >> they are encouraging his departure. >> there is nothing stopping him from climbing on an airplane and leaving libya's of his people can have a better tomorrow than they have today. >> meanwhile, opec, the organization of petroleum exporting countries, is considering a boost in production. saudi arabia has offered to make up for their output which could help to ease any spike in prices. from the satellite center, scott thuman, abc 7 news. >>> most of the east coast is on the storm watch tonight. rivers are expected to crest close to 10 feet. rising temperatures melted feet of snow forcing residents out of their homes and even more rain is expected later this week. the next storm system will impact our area as well. chief meteorologist doug hill is in the weathe
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Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
royal possibly 1-3 inches of snow. for us, nothing like that. the moisture is just beginning to approach, across kentucky and tennessee. we will not see the first snowflakes until about midnight tonight. we will talk about the exact snow totals for the district and what we can expect for the upcoming week. i promise that we will look for warmer temperatures on the way. pamela? bu>>> the other top story, the death of a trailblazer. geraldine ferraro, the first woman to run for u.s. vice- president, died this morning at a boston hospital. >> geraldine ferraro made history in 1984 when she was chosen as walter mondale's running mate. >> this is not just a simple, it is a breakthrough. it is not just a statement it is a bond between women all over america. >> she was not only the first woman to represent a major party on the national ticket, she was also the first italian american to do so. best known for her political achievements both before and after politics, she had a long and noteworthy career in public service, starting as a new york city schoolteacher, earning a law degree from fordh
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Mar 26, 2011 11:00pm EDT
and west. this will move off to the south and east during the overnight keeping us on the northern edge of the storm. that means lesser amounts of snow for the district and points north and west, especially heading towards baltimore. coming up, the outlook for the day tomorrow and the extended forecast. we have mild air on the way and, yes, another chance of precipitation. >> another chance? >>> are storm watch coverage continues tonight with ben in alexandria. >> here we are once again talking about snow. we are at the van dorn street salt dome, where the trucks are lining up to get filled with assault for a long evening. through the day the region has been preparing taking necessary precautions. >> i think it is crazy. i am ready for warmer weather. >> snow crews prepared for battle saturday. 160 snow plows will deploy in the district. the city has asked residents to treat sidewalks but does not anticipate any closings. >> we had baseball practice this morning. it is wild. >> in maryland and virginia, workers. treated the roadways and will watch the storm over night. vdot will have 5
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